Dry Needling is another form of treatment that we offer at Sports Podiatry and Physiotherapy. Both our Podiatrists and Physiotherapists at Oakleigh, Kew and Preston are all trained in dry needling which can be effective in short term relief of some pathologies.
Dry-Needling in Oakleigh, Kew and Preston
When it comes to relieving pain, a popular approach is dry-needling. This form of health care is becoming more widely used by physiotherapists and podiatrists for treating pain and muscle aches. Our professional team sees patients discomfort alleviated and reduced symptoms from associated nerve issues in conjunction with other physiotherapy and podiatry treatments.
This form of treatment is safe, and we use individually packaged, sterile, single-use needles. It is rare for bleeding or bruising to occur; however, some patients may feel a very brief pain that some patients describe as a small electric shock.
Some common conditions that we use treat include:
Migraine and tension headaches
Sports and foot injuries
Lower back pain.
Treatment is generally for 5 to 15 minutes at a time, depending on what a patient's individual healing plan requires. Repeating sessions enable the therapy to take ample effect and enable ongoing maintenance, especially when used in conjunction with methods like shockwave therapy.
How It Works
The process is relatively simple, involving the gentle insertion of fine, short, stainless steel needles into the skin to ease muscular pain. They are referred to as "dry" because they don't inject any fluid into the body.
The needles are placed into "trigger points" of muscle that are generally knotted or are areas of pain to ease and reduce issues associated with muscles and tissue. Other than relieving pain, the small and precise insertion into the skin also benefits our clients by:
Increasing range of motion
Restoring imbalances from constricted muscles.
Our Approach to Dry Needling
Our approach is to use this form of care at our clinics in Kew, Preston and Oakleigh in conjunction with other treatments to enhance recovery. We assess your condition, consult and determine whether this treatment is right as part of your road to recovery and the best way forward for your individual plan. As a form of therapy, it is effective in relieving tightness in large areas of muscle.
Interested in an Assessment?
Are you ready to get started in alleviating pain and muscle ache? Our team will make a comprehensive treatment plan at one of our locations in dry needling Kew, dry needling Preston or dry needling Oakleigh.
Want to know more about our services also including clinical pilates? Contact our team at one of our three locations at Kew, Oakleigh and Preston.